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Sprayfoam_Goddess  

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Posted: 6/26/2012 10:59 AM EST

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Truck Builds
In response to some earlier posted items (posted below) concerning overall weights of trucks being built out:

RE: Generator/Compressor Units
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Weight can still be an issue, seen lots of trucks and I mean 40+ that the contractor bought 19,500 gvwr or even 22,500 and they can only roll with 2 sets max. Dealing with a Mitsubishi that they won't cover the engine replacement cuz of the constant load - it's bull but yeah they bring me those freakn trucks that weigh 14,000 empty - oh I already bought it got a great deal. Oh yeah? For how long....I could go on but I am on my phone bored lol

Empty weight plus fuel- both in truck n gen set, plywood weighs a lot, equipment 3000 lbs, tools, scaffolding, ladders, people, chemical - you add it up

RE: Generator/Compressor Units
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I think you should weigh your truck before you start. I guess if its a 26,000 gvr then it will weigh 14,000 empty. Add 550 for liftgate. 1000 lbs for plywood, foam, hose racks, fresh air etc. We are at 15500 now add your machine and hoses 800-1000, 16500. Now add your generator & compressor with fuel 3000, 19500. Let throw in some tools, etc at 500 and a couple skinny guys, 20,300, fuel for the truck = 20500.

Now, that is all light estimate - realistically they roll out finished without fuel in either at 21,500 with a John Deere and a RS compressor - I don't screw contractors with the cheap stuff.

I am currently experimenting on a lighter version, actually just started today - I'll let you know in a couple weeks how it rolls - but it weighs in at 14860 with a 1/8 tank of fuel so far.


This truck listed above - finished out a dual system weighing in at 21,240 - once fuel is added at 8.3 lbs per gallon and 100 gallons for the truck, and 50 for the genset, = 22,485 with no extra tools or people on board.

Circle-D  

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Posted: 6/26/2012 9:00 PM EST

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RE: Truck Builds
Builing a new rig now in a 14K gooseneck. Estimate the finished weight to be 12,000 to 12,500 with a full genset and 3 sets of foam. It won't be finished for a month or so as I'm building it in between paying jobs now but I will put it on the scale when I'm done and report back.

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maxx  

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Posted: 6/27/2012 11:43 AM EST

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RE: Truck Builds
I'm with ya on this one sister.
Can't tell you how many times a contractor wanted to use their truck or trailer, only to find that it is not capable for what they want to do.

Sprayfoam_Goddess  

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Posted: 6/27/2012 9:06 PM EST

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RE: Truck Builds
Skip - I just did a dual e30 gooseneck with 16k axles, 60 kw, 15 hp rotary and it weighed 12,700 without gen fuel loaded- what ya putting in it?

Circle-D  

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Posted: 6/27/2012 10:51 PM EST

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RE: Truck Builds
Hey Goddess,
H-25, 200 ft. hose, Kubota 40KW genset, Mattei 5hp rotary vane compressor, 120 gallon tank, dessicant dryer, 3 sets and the usual stuff, baker staging, ladders etc. Trailer weighs 4400 empty.

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Sprayfoam_Goddess  

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Posted: 6/28/2012 9:04 AM EST

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RE: Truck Builds
Ahhh - my 28' with 16k axles weighs 7200 empty.

Circle-D  

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Posted: 6/28/2012 10:15 PM EST

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RE: Truck Builds
Robin, you lost ground on that one. My 28', 14k at 4400 lbs empty can carry 9600 lbs. Your 16k at 7200 lbs can only take 8800. Hardly seems right, does it????

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Sprayfoam_Goddess  

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Posted: 6/29/2012 5:35 AM EST

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RE: Truck Builds
No, no, no - my dude builds these trailers to haul chemical - reinforced and built right, that's why they weigh a lil more, plus I have upgraded tires, etc - we don't have issues with axles or the hitches, bowing on the floor...I been doing this a little while and seen a lot of trailer malfunctions, mostly due to the way they are constructed:)

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